Monday, 16 September 2013
10.00 am – 11.00 am
Kings Park Education centre
Australian children now spend, on average, less time outdoors than maximum security prisoners
- a significant change to the once active and creative childhood experience.
So what do these changes mean for our children? What do they mean for the task of parenting
and educating them? How can we have an impact on the growing trend of sedentary and isolated
childhoods? And is technology the enemy of a creative, active and resilient childhood, or can it be
an ally in the campaign to keep our kids engaged in the real world around them?
Join Griffin Longley, CEO of Nature Play WA, for a free public lecture full of on how to bring
nature play into family and school life.
Griffin Longley is also an award winning journalist and manager of a program for at-risk kids
in the Midland area called Midnight Basketball. In 2010, Griffin was given the task of building
Nature Play WA by the Department of Sport and Recreation to promote the importance of
unstructured play outside and in nature.
Cost: This is a free Kings Park Festival event.
Bookings: Essential. Places are limited.
Contact: email email@example.com or call (08) 9480 3638
RSVP closing date: Friday, 13 September
PLUS : After the lecture, join us for the Kid Free Zone event for your own
nature play in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park from 11.00 am - 1.00 pm.
Both events are free, however bookings are essential. Visit the Kings Park Festival website to
learn more and book your place.